The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostFri, 18 Apr 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Futurelex LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngBoA goes into loss through $6b legal costs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boa-goes-into-loss-through-$6b-legal-costs-43552736/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boa.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bank of America has reported a quarterly loss of US$276m and was pushed into the red by legal costs including US$3.6b over mortgage-backed securities.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boa-goes-into-loss-through-$6b-legal-costs-43552736/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:04Firms to make cuts in areas no longer in demand<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/firms-to-make-cuts-in-areas-no-longer-in-demand-96761794/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/survey.jpg' border='0'/></a>An increasing number of top UK firms look set to cut unprofitable services in the coming year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/firms-to-make-cuts-in-areas-no-longer-in-demand-96761794/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:04Law firm regulator poised to help legal comparison sites<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-regulator-poised-to-help-legal-comparison-sites-61781430/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london 11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Comparison websites could be set for a boost in the UK legal marketplace thanks to an initiative from the regulator.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-regulator-poised-to-help-legal-comparison-sites-61781430/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04Lawyers leave at key US mortgage administrator<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-leave-at-key-us-mortgage-administrator-74240702/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/us supreme court 21.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US national mortgage administrator is facing a raft of legal issues including the departure of its chief legal officer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-leave-at-key-us-mortgage-administrator-74240702/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04Former law firm CFO charged over $1.2b Ponzi scheme<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-law-firm-cfo-charged-over-$12b-ponzi-scheme-40945887/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/florida1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Irene Shannon, onetime CFO of defunct firm Rothstein Rosenfeld Adler in South Florida, is facing a conspiracy charge relating to a Ponzi scheme which has seen her former boss go to prison for 50 years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-law-firm-cfo-charged-over-$12b-ponzi-scheme-40945887/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04Adviser to Cisco launches as fixed fee boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/adviser-to-cisco-launches-as-fixed-fee-boutique-13716016/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/canada 31.jpg' border='0'/></a>Newly-launched Toronto law firm Conduit Law, which includes Cisco Systems as one of its first clients, is offering a no-frills low cost service based around fixed fees and minimal overheads.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/adviser-to-cisco-launches-as-fixed-fee-boutique-13716016/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04LinkedIn faces lawsuit over security<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linkedin-faces--lawsuit-over-security-86366418/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/linkedin.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Californian judge has allowed a claimant to sue LinkedIn over its paid for service.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linkedin-faces--lawsuit-over-security-86366418/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:04Cloud services CEO debunks security risks myth<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/cloud-services-ceo-debunks-security-risks-myth-84874600/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cloud3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Jeff Orr, CEO of IT and cloud services at Stack Group, said law firms' fears about the risks of cloud technology are unfounded.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/cloud-services-ceo-debunks-security-risks-myth-84874600/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:04China marks change of focus on green laws<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-marks-change-of-focus-on-green-laws-89330977/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china 21.jpg' border='0'/></a>China is introducing major changes for the first time in 25 years to its environmental protection laws.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-marks-change-of-focus-on-green-laws-89330977/Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:04US law firm rescinds offers to 10 associates<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firm-rescinds-offers-to-10-associates-61671776/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/us 8.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law firm Brown Rudnick is rescinding offers to 10 associates who were scheduled to join the firm in the fall in New York and Boston offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firm-rescinds-offers-to-10-associates-61671776/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04Legal fees rise for US businesses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/legal-fees-rise-for-us-businesses-7438536/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/us business.jpg' border='0'/></a>Businesses in the US are spending 'more money on legal fees to fight high-stakes litigation', according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/legal-fees-rise-for-us-businesses-7438536/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04HWL Ebsworth enters Aussie top three with boutique merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hwl-ebsworth-enters-aussie-top-three-with-boutique-merger-72397220/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/australia9.jpg' border='0'/></a>HWL Ebsworth will have some 187 partners, 425 lawyers and revenue of about A$200m after the proposed July merger, putting it third in Australia after Clayton Utz and Minter Ellison.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hwl-ebsworth-enters-aussie-top-three-with-boutique-merger-72397220/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04Nixon Peabody makes 38 employees redundant<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nixon-peabody-makes-38-employees-redundant-77036730/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/usa 6.jpg' border='0'/></a>US firm Nixon Peabody is laying off 38 employees spread through its 16 offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nixon-peabody-makes-38-employees-redundant-77036730/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04A&O detects business trend to use emerging markets legal systems<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-detects-business-trend-to-use-emerging-markets-legal-systems-68823987/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london city3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Organisations are becoming more likely to experiment with 'relatively undeveloped legal and judicial systems' in emerging markets, according to Allen & Overy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-detects-business-trend-to-use-emerging-markets-legal-systems-68823987/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-6285411/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new york 2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round up of moves across the globehttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-6285411/Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:04Litigation spend averages one million dollars<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/litigation-spend-averages-one-million-dollars-80148583/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/litigation2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation spending has risen once again as 71 per cent of US companies report an average spend of $1 million or more.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/litigation-spend-averages-one-million-dollars-80148583/Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:04SuperGroup sources adviser for European real estate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/supergroup-sources-adviser-for-european-real-estate-1029899/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/superdry.jpg' border='0'/></a>SuperGroup, Superdrys corporate group, has asked King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) to handle its continental European real estate matters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/supergroup-sources-adviser-for-european-real-estate-1029899/Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:04Facebook GC highlights difficulties faced by the social networking site<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/facebook-gc-highlights-difficulties-faced-by-the-social-networking-site-15584823/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/facebook23.jpg' border='0'/></a>Facebook has revealed that UK law enforcement agencies made more 1,900 requests for data within a six month period.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/facebook-gc-highlights-difficulties-faced-by-the-social-networking-site-15584823/Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:04Investing in Nigeria's renewable energy sector<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/investing-in-nigerias-renewable-energy-sector-73778344/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/niger.jpg' border='0'/></a>Despite the challenges, there are attractive reasons for investing in Nigeria's renewable power sector, including tax and other fiscal incentives.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/investing-in-nigerias-renewable-energy-sector-73778344/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:04FCC to create more wireless broadband<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fcc-to-create-more-wireless-broadband-19390237/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/broadband1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The FCC continues its work to bring 500 MHz of spectrum to market for wireless broadband by 2020.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fcc-to-create-more-wireless-broadband-19390237/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04Japan's New Energy Act sparks controversy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/japans-new-energy-act-sparks-controversy-65455482/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/nuclear.jpg' border='0'/></a>The passage of Japan's New Energy Act established where Japan's energy future is headed, as it continues to rebuild three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/japans-new-energy-act-sparks-controversy-65455482/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:04New Chilean government has big plans for energy project<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-chilean-government-has-big-plans-for-energy-project-29558412/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hydropower.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chile needs more power, and the new government said it would decide by mid-May whether HidroAysen will supply it.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-chilean-government-has-big-plans-for-energy-project-29558412/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04EU pressured to set higher energy-efficiency target<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eu-pressured-to-set-higher-energy-efficiency-target-63202229/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/eu flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>The European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE), speaking for 31 companies, wrote to the EU with demands for them to set a binding target for energy efficiency improvements.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eu-pressured-to-set-higher-energy-efficiency-target-63202229/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04Pemex in debt: end of Mexico's oil gilded age<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pemex-in-debt-end-of-mexicos-oil-gilded-age-66578810/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mexico8.jpg' border='0'/></a>76-year-old Mexican oil company Pemex is powerful, but its $100 million debt led Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto to enact energy reform that would open the company to partnerships with foreign and private investors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pemex-in-debt-end-of-mexicos-oil-gilded-age-66578810/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04Egypt to ban AC-induced climate change<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/egypt-to-ban-ac-induced-climate-change-91849085/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/egypt3.jpg' border='0'/></a>In an effort to conserve its waning supply of natural gas, Egypt is banning the manufacture and use of air-conditioners that go below 20 degrees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/egypt-to-ban-ac-induced-climate-change-91849085/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04German energy reform to slow price hike<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/german-energy-reform-to-slow-price-hike-23712649/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/germany.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chancellor Angela Merkel's main cause is to increase renewable energy in Germany, and a law controlling the rise in electricity costs will help Merkel's coalition accomplish the task.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/german-energy-reform-to-slow-price-hike-23712649/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04China approves Nokia sale to Microsoft<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-approves-nokia-sale-to-microsoft-42076422/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/nokia.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chinese authorities approved Nokia's plan to sell its cell phone business to Microsoft.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-approves-nokia-sale-to-microsoft-42076422/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:04Nigeria telecoms expanding<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nigeria-telecoms-expanding-82906146/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/nigeria9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nigerian telecoms is in the midst of a growth spurt, and it is doing so under international scrutiny thanks to its adjusted GDP rating.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nigeria-telecoms-expanding-82906146/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:04UK government to legalise some forms of pirating<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-government-to-legalise-some-forms-of-pirating-64416749/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Copyright1.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a series of changes to update the obsolete UK copyright law, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is planning to legalise DVD and CD 'ripping.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-government-to-legalise-some-forms-of-pirating-64416749/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04$20m Clio cloud investment shows tech on the rise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/$20m-clio-cloud-investment-shows-tech-on-the-rise-56029627/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cloud1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clio, a technology company that supplies lawyers with cloud-based practice management offerings, is using $20m to further develop its cloud technology.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/$20m-clio-cloud-investment-shows-tech-on-the-rise-56029627/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:04Vodafone scoops up Ono for &euro;7.2 billion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/vodafone-scoops-up-ono-for-72-billion-75283190/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/vodafone2.jpg' border='0'/></a>In an effort to diversify beyond cell phones, Vodafone acquired Spanish broadband and pay-TV firm Ono.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/vodafone-scoops-up-ono-for-72-billion-75283190/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:04Telefonica consolidation test case under way<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/telefonica-consolidation-test-case-under-way-94616809/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/trust1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Spanish telecoms company Telefonica SA said it would help create a rival in order to assuage fears that it will become a monopoly when it merges with its current competition, E-Plus.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/telefonica-consolidation-test-case-under-way-94616809/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:04Netflix and Google triumph over ISPs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/netflix-and-google-triumph-over-isps-24958722/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/net neutrality.jpg' border='0'/></a>The European Parliament approved a telecoms bill that prevents Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other telecoms from charging companies like Netflix more for streaming videos.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/netflix-and-google-triumph-over-isps-24958722/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:04Three Crowns opens its doors<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-crowns-opens-its-doors-11086714/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mediation3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The worlds first arbitration law firm has announced its official launch in London, Washington DC and Paris.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-crowns-opens-its-doors-11086714/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:04Bird & Bird adds 11 new partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bird--bird-adds-11-new-partners-99856916/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london 81.jpg' border='0'/></a>London-based law firm Bird & Bird is the latest UK law firm to announce a raft of partner promotions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bird--bird-adds-11-new-partners-99856916/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:04King & Spalding launches European restructuring practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--spalding-launches-european-restructuring-practice-43653599/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/frankfurt4.jpg' border='0'/></a>US firm King & Spalding has launched its European restructuring practice with the hire of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner Werner Meier in Frankfurt.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--spalding-launches-european-restructuring-practice-43653599/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:04Quality control checks urged to reduce flawed court cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quality-control-checks-urged-to-reduce-flawed-court-cases-75482441/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/usa 4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some US cities are starting to import approaches taken from medicine and air transport in order to focus better on mistakes in the criminal justice system.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quality-control-checks-urged-to-reduce-flawed-court-cases-75482441/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:04US firm attracts Indian law students<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-firm-attracts-indian-law-students-89387777/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/singapore26.jpg' border='0'/></a>US firm O'Melveney & Myers (OMM) plans to offer a year long internship to Indian law students through its Singapore office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-firm-attracts-indian-law-students-89387777/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:04Linklaters senior partner joins FTSE 100 mining company<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-senior-partner-joins-ftse-100-mining-company-78198622/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london 7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Senior corporate partner at Linklaters, Charlie Jacobs, will join FTSE 100 mining company Fresnillo as a non-executive director.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-senior-partner-joins-ftse-100-mining-company-78198622/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04Heartbleed security flaw affected popular legal sites<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/heartbleed-security-flaw-affected-popular-legal-sites-15037767/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/websites1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Box and Dropbox are among the sites which had the Heartbleed security flaw and which have proved popular with the legal world.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/heartbleed-security-flaw-affected-popular-legal-sites-15037767/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:04UK partners seek bank loans to meet tax rules<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-partners-seek-bank-loans-to-meet-tax-rules-25986582/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rbs4.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the leading UK banks, RBS, says it has received over a thousand loan requests from lawyers who need to raise about a quarter of their salary to meet new tax rules.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-partners-seek-bank-loans-to-meet-tax-rules-25986582/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04Malaysia Bar threatens US firms over missing plane advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/malaysia-bar-threatens-us-firms-over-missing-plane-advice-22744197/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Malaysia8.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Malaysian Bar has warned local families to be careful about using US law firms over the missing flight MH370 and has threatened the firms with legal action if they break a ban on foreign lawyers giving advice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/malaysia-bar-threatens-us-firms-over-missing-plane-advice-22744197/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:04Project management generates real business value<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/project-management-generates-real-business-value-6027914/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/project management.jpg' border='0'/></a>Project management is one of the most important capabilities in an organisation for generating real business value, according to new research.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/project-management-generates-real-business-value-6027914/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:04Philippine lawyer claims police threaten her life<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/philippine-lawyer-claims-police-threaten-her-life-69636313/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/philipines.jpg' border='0'/></a>Catherine D Salucon is asking for protection against threats to her 'life, liberty and security' after a paralegal colleague was shot and killed last month after the two of them attended a hearing together.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/philippine-lawyer-claims-police-threaten-her-life-69636313/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:04Duncan Lewis set for expansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duncan-lewis-set-for-expansion-13932304/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/recruitment3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Duncan Lewis, the largest legal aid firm in the UK, is due to triple its numbers in its Birmingham office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duncan-lewis-set-for-expansion-13932304/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:04Dutch firm reopening in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dutch-firm-reopening-in-london-9887665/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/holland.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Dutch firm, Van Doorne, plans to relaunch in the city this year despite closing its London offices six years ago.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dutch-firm-reopening-in-london-9887665/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:04Law firm FDs ready to swing the axe in 2014<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-fds-ready-to-swing-the-axe-in-2014-86054289/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/increasing unemployment 23.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly half the finance directors in the UK top 100 say that the cutting of unprofitable teams is looking likely over the next twelve months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-fds-ready-to-swing-the-axe-in-2014-86054289/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:04Latham tops UK foreign firm rankings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/latham-tops-uk-foreign-firm-rankings-55536108/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/international 2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Latham & Watkins has come top of a revenue ranking from The Lawyer magazine of the top 30 international law firms operating in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/latham-tops-uk-foreign-firm-rankings-55536108/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:04Women lag behind in Texas law firm promotions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/women-lag-behind-in-texas-law-firm-promotions-28694878/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/texas1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly half (18 out of 40) of the Texan law firms promoted no women or just one to partnership level in the last three years, according to a study by Texas Lawbook.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/women-lag-behind-in-texas-law-firm-promotions-28694878/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:04Complaint lodged over Pistorius prosecution lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/complaint-lodged-over-pistorius-prosecution-lawyer-93481754/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/south africa 2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to decide whether it will investigate a complaint against Gerrie Nel after he cross-examined athlete Oscar Pistorius and accused him of being a liar.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/complaint-lodged-over-pistorius-prosecution-lawyer-93481754/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:04CC considers offering stress programme to UK staff<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-considers-offering-stress-programme-to-uk-staff-8205942/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/City_of_London.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance is weighing up the option of extending a stress reduction scheme which it has been offering to trainees over the last year to all staff.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-considers-offering-stress-programme-to-uk-staff-8205942/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:04Senior criminal judge criticised over QC VAT case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/senior-criminal-judge-criticised-over-qc-vat-case-74071822/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/uk judge.jpg' border='0'/></a>Barrister Rohan Pershad QC was jailed last year for three years for 'deliberately' not paying &pound;600,000 VAT over a 12 year period.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/senior-criminal-judge-criticised-over-qc-vat-case-74071822/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Winston & Strawn expands opening new office in Asia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/winston--strawn-expands-opening-new-office-in-asia-77676470/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/taiwan1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chicago headquartered legal firm, Winston & Strawn, has now opened a new office in Taipei adding to its existing Asian offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shaghai.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/winston--strawn-expands-opening-new-office-in-asia-77676470/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04US firms fight 'very onerous' tax proposals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-firms-fight-very-onerous-tax-proposals-64400516/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/washington6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms have been lobbying in Washington DC with the hope of seeing off proposals that could create 'cash-flow nightmares' and other problems for them.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-firms-fight-very-onerous-tax-proposals-64400516/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Tapping warning given over cloud computing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/tapping-warning-given-over-cloud-computing-65192360/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/police 2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Law Society of England and Wales has warned lawyers about the ability of intelligence agencies to intercept data held on the cloud.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/tapping-warning-given-over-cloud-computing-65192360/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:04Downey Brand lays off 17 non-lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/downey-brand-lays-off-17-non-lawyers-62010789/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/california1.jpg' border='0'/></a>California law firm Downey Brand has laid off 17 non-lawyers but says that lawyers remain 'very busy'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/downey-brand-lays-off-17-non-lawyers-62010789/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Small firm profits fall in Scotland<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/small-firm-profits-fall-in-scotland-53426650/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Scotland3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Scottish law firms with five or fewer partners saw profits fall in 2013 while larger practices improved their profitability.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/small-firm-profits-fall-in-scotland-53426650/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:04Fairpoint to buy law firm Simpson Millar<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fairpoint-to-buy-law-firm-simpson-millar-60287163/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/financial1.jpg' border='0'/></a>In the latest ABS development, financial services company, Fairpoint Group, is to buy national law firm, Simpson Millar.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fairpoint-to-buy-law-firm-simpson-millar-60287163/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Ex-Facebook lawyer starts India practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-facebook-lawyer-starts-india-practice-78127587/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/facebook22.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chetan Nagendra, the former Facebook lawyer who is qualified to practice is four jurisdictions, has opened a Bangalore-based practice to advise international clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-facebook-lawyer-starts-india-practice-78127587/Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:04Linklaters international board reshuffles<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-international-board-reshuffles-23373940/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/international.jpg' border='0'/></a>Linklaters litigator Greg Reid and and corporate partner Tom Shropshire have been replaced after their decisions not to stand for second terms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-international-board-reshuffles-23373940/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Firms to get more specialist over next 30 years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/firms-to-get-more-specialist-over-next-30-years-42650521/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/global6.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Thomson Reuters survey shows that over half of respondents predict their firms will specialise more or become highly specialised by 2044.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/firms-to-get-more-specialist-over-next-30-years-42650521/Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:04NI troubles behind mediation service launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ni-troubles-behind-mediation-service-launch-86138777/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/belfast3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The largest US mediation service, JAMS, has launched a new international mediation service in Ireland to be headed up by high profile media lawyer Paul Tweed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ni-troubles-behind-mediation-service-launch-86138777/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Dentons join up with South African firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-join-up-with-south-african-firm-4101608/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/south africa5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Denton joins up with its South African law firm partner KapdiTwala.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-join-up-with-south-african-firm-4101608/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04UK firm relocates senior partner to Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-firm-relocates-senior-partner-to-singapore-14229932/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/singapore25.jpg' border='0'/></a>The changing balance in revenue prospects has been underlined at Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) whose senior partner, Richard Crump, is moving base from London to Singapore.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-firm-relocates-senior-partner-to-singapore-14229932/Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:04Dutch law firm claims secret services are tapping its lines<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dutch-law-firm-claims-secret-services-are-tapping-its-lines-78482345/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/amsterdam3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Amsterdam-based Prakken d'Oliveira has made a formal complaint to the home affairs minister Ronald Plasterk, claiming that its phone lines are being intercepted.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dutch-law-firm-claims-secret-services-are-tapping-its-lines-78482345/Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:04Ex-wife blamed for revenue loss of Cadwalader partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-wife-blamed-for-revenue-loss-of-cadwalader-partner-80926042/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new york4.jpg' border='0'/></a>A New York judge has reduced the divorce payments due to the wife of a Cadwalader partner, arguing that she reduced his capacity to earn by criticising him in public.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-wife-blamed-for-revenue-loss-of-cadwalader-partner-80926042/Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:04Clifford Chance senior partner to investigate FCA insurance leak<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-senior-partner-to-investigate-fca-insurance-leak-76910807/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london city 2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Simon Davies, a senior partner in Clifford Chance, to conduct an independant inquiry after its alleged intentions to investigate the insurance sector were leaked last month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-senior-partner-to-investigate-fca-insurance-leak-76910807/Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:04Eversheds latest to tackle HMRC LLP tax<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-latest-to-tackle-hmrc-llp-tax-19961048/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london city 21.jpg' border='0'/></a>To avoid paying national insurance for its partners, Evershed has asked its fixed-share partners to contribute 25 per cent of their profit to the firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-latest-to-tackle-hmrc-llp-tax-19961048/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Japan lacks lawyers to handle Hague Convention child cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/japan-lacks-lawyers-to-handle-hague-convention-child-cases-43833405/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/japan2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has registered about 150 lawyers to deal with new Hague Convention provisions on child abduction - but there are fears that not enough speak English.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/japan-lacks-lawyers-to-handle-hague-convention-child-cases-43833405/Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:04Pillsbury targeted by Jerk.com<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pillsbury-targeted-by-jerkcom-20041357/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/american law.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading US law firms Pillsbury and Sheppard, Mulin, Richter & Hampton are among the law firms which have been targeted by Jerk.com, the website which is now facing action from the Federal Trade Commission.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pillsbury-targeted-by-jerkcom-20041357/Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:04Kirkland & Ellis partner tipped as front runner for White House job<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kirkland--ellis-partner-tipped-as-front-runner-for-white-house-job-81062335/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/white house2.jpg' border='0'/></a>As the current counsel in the White House, Kathryn Ruemmler, is said to be stepping down, speculation is emerging as to who will replace her.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kirkland--ellis-partner-tipped-as-front-runner-for-white-house-job-81062335/Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:04Lawyers advise Iran on nuclear arms deal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-advise-iran-on-nuclear-arms-deal-58724907/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/un council1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Iran's negotiating team is being helped by 'an advisory group in legal affairs' as it moves to negotiate a deal on its nuclear weapons capacity with the UN Security Council.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-advise-iran-on-nuclear-arms-deal-58724907/Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:04EU court rules data-retention law invalid<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/eu-court-rules-data-retention-law-invalid-98533051/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/eu 2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The highest court in the EU shot down a law requiring Internet and phone providers to retain user data.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/eu-court-rules-data-retention-law-invalid-98533051/Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-93335650/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/nigeria9.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-93335650/Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:04ACC to hold third annual meeting for new GCs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/acc-to-hold-third-annual-meeting-for-new-gcs-41984871/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/conference.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) will hold its third annual Corporate Counsel University to educate lawyers new to in-house practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/acc-to-hold-third-annual-meeting-for-new-gcs-41984871/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:04Surge recorded in large commercial disputes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/surge-recorded-in-large-commercial-disputes-31407934/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mediation2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporate conflict is on the increase with large disputes in particular showing a rise, despite the fact that corporates do not want to resort to litigation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/surge-recorded-in-large-commercial-disputes-31407934/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:04GC questions DOJ's bribery input<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gc-questions-dojs-bribery-input-72982644/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/us doj.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US Department of Justice (DoJ) recommended that, to avoid corruption, companies should approach third parties with “reasonable due diligence” - but the direction is too vague, says Zimmer Holdings GC Albert Li.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gc-questions-dojs-bribery-input-72982644/Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:04Chinese lawyers tortured by police<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-lawyers-tortured-by-police-74398976/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/t square.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three Chinese lawyers have given details of torture that was inflicted upon them over two weeks as they sought to protect clients within the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-lawyers-tortured-by-police-74398976/Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:04Barclays first to settle in Libor interest rate scandal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barclays-first-to-settle-in-libor-interest-rate-scandal-7304373/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/barclays bank1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Barclays agreed to restructure the &pound;70m debt owed by the Guardian Care Homes owner in exchange for Graiseley Properties dropping their interest rate swap case against the bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barclays-first-to-settle-in-libor-interest-rate-scandal-7304373/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04NY regulator probes Credit Suisse<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ny-regulator-probes-credit-suisse-79619535/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/credit suisse1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) is investigating Credit Suisse's role in helping clients evade state taxes and whether the Swiss bank misled regulators about practices within the New York branch.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ny-regulator-probes-credit-suisse-79619535/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Goldman and Citigroup opt for the courts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/goldman-and-citigroup-opt-for-the-courts-63415178/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wall st.jpg' border='0'/></a>Wall Street is setting a new precedent that investor claims disputes need to go to court instead of arbitration through the Financial Industrial Regulatory Authority (FINRA), as the on-going Goldman Sachs and Citigroup cases show.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/goldman-and-citigroup-opt-for-the-courts-63415178/Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:04Lawyers prepare for military call-up in Ukraine<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-prepare-for-military-call-up-in-ukraine-8429459/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ukraine4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some Ukrainian law firms could find themselves releasing half their lawyers to serve in the armed forces if there is a formal conflict with Russia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-prepare-for-military-call-up-in-ukraine-8429459/Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:04Simpson Thacher soars ahead in Korean M&A work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simpson-thacher-soars-ahead-in-korean-ma-work-10651511/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/korea1.jpg' border='0'/></a>New York-based Simpson Thacher & Bartlett was beaten only by local firm Kim & Chang in the Bloomberg M&A advisory Q1 league tables for 2014.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simpson-thacher-soars-ahead-in-korean-ma-work-10651511/Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:04PwC plans for 500 lawyers in Asia by 2019<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-plans-for-500-lawyers-in-asia-by-2019-67155641/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/increase employment.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Big Four accountancy giant plans to earn 15 to 20 per cent of its income in Asia, with a doubling of staff numbers in the area, in the next five years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-plans-for-500-lawyers-in-asia-by-2019-67155641/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Edwards Wildman lays off 52 in 10 offices<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/edwards-wildman-lays-off-52-in-10-offices-612141/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boston7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Boston- and Chicago-based Edwards Wildman is laying off 10 lawyers and 42 administrative staff in ten of its 16 offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/edwards-wildman-lays-off-52-in-10-offices-612141/Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:04Whistleblower schemes gain support<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/whistleblower-schemes-gain-support-94849093/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/whistle3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Schemes from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the EU to encourage whistleblowers are likely to deter some frauds and speed up the detection of others, according to specialist lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/whistleblower-schemes-gain-support-94849093/Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:04Record number of mergers for US law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/record-number-of-mergers-for-us-law-firms-537628/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger7.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law firms are merging at an unprecedented rate with smaller law firms now leading the way, according to the latest research.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/record-number-of-mergers-for-us-law-firms-537628/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Employment disputes to go through Acas first<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/employment-disputes-to-go-through-acas-first-53548836/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/office1.jpg' border='0'/></a>New tribunal laws in the UK mean that the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) will now be the first stop for unhappy employees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/employment-disputes-to-go-through-acas-first-53548836/Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:04US big business lines up over patent troll controls<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-big-business-lines-up-over-patent-troll-controls-72000501/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/patenttrademark.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cravath Swaine is working with a new lobbying group - including Apple, Ford and Pfizer - which is trying to stop new controls on patent trolls backfiring on companies which rely on patents.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-big-business-lines-up-over-patent-troll-controls-72000501/Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:04Weil hires Goldman's Andrew Wilkinson<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/weil-hires-goldmans-andrew-wilkinson-56933609/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lock money.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has recruited restructuring expert Andrew Wilkinson in London to beef up its corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/weil-hires-goldmans-andrew-wilkinson-56933609/Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:04India reduces compliance on private companies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-reduces-compliance-on-private-companies-36512528/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india law.jpg' border='0'/></a>Many of India's largest companies look set to escape compliance requirements as India relaxes its laws on private companies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-reduces-compliance-on-private-companies-36512528/Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:04Australian merger creates top 15 firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian--merger-creates-top-15-firm-71088376/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/aussie tree.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new 80-partner firm, Thomson Geer, has been created with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide through the merger of Thomson Lawyers and Herbert Geer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian--merger-creates-top-15-firm-71088376/Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:04Arizona lawyers collect client evidence through Google Glass<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/arizona-lawyers-collect-client-evidence-through-google-glass-97131096/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/glassheads.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fennemore Craig, a Western US law firm, is using unreleased Google Glass technology to help injured clients explain and illustrate their daily life to the practice's personal injury lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/arizona-lawyers-collect-client-evidence-through-google-glass-97131096/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04Matheson buys stock exchange listing business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/matheson-buys-stock-exchange-listing-business-53425472/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ireland4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading Irish law firm Matheson is buying the Irish funds and debt securities listing business of Investec as a way of offering a full range of services to international clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/matheson-buys-stock-exchange-listing-business-53425472/Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:04Baker Botts picks up Maryland attorney<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-botts-picks-up-maryland-attorney-52707258/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Washington DC 2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former US Attorney for Maryland Tom DiBagio will become a partner at the DC office of Baker Botts LLP.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-botts-picks-up-maryland-attorney-52707258/Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:04Silicon Valley fights for patent reform<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/silicon-valley-fights-for-patent-reform-23747294/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/silicon valley.jpg' border='0'/></a>US industrial companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble, are fighting Silicon Valley over patent legislation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/silicon-valley-fights-for-patent-reform-23747294/Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:04Armenia pensions law ruled unconstitutional<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/armenia-pensions-law-ruled-unconstitutional-1340811/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/armenia.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Constitutional Court objected to parts of Armenia's new law for pension reform, deeming them unconstitutional.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/armenia-pensions-law-ruled-unconstitutional-1340811/Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:04Credit Suisse doubles litigation provisions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/credit-suisse-doubles-litigation-provisions-27178284/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/creditsuisse.jpg' border='0'/></a>Credit Suisse has increased its litigation from US$1.3b to US2.6b in its 2013 annual results.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/credit-suisse-doubles-litigation-provisions-27178284/Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:04Marketing is key for smaller law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/marketing-is-key-for-smaller-law-firms-33896771/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Marketing1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three in four law firms have invested in marketing and business development to grow their businesses.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/marketing-is-key-for-smaller-law-firms-33896771/Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:04EU should reform e-privacy laws, says official<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eu-should-reform-e-privacy-laws-says-official-29709982/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Privacy7.jpg' border='0'/></a>European data protection supervisor Peter Hustinx said EU governments should tighten up their digital privacy laws by 2015 in order to restore trust in the internet.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eu-should-reform-e-privacy-laws-says-official-29709982/Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:04